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Saint-Aignan tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Aignan in Sarthe

Photo is of Beaumont-sur-Sarthe at 16 km from Saint-Aignan

Visit Saint-Aignan: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Aignan is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Beaumont-sur-Sarthe at 16 km and La Ferte-Bernard at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Aignan, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Aignan in Pays de la Loire.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

at 16 km (direction west)

It is the countryside around Beaumont-sur-Sarthe that is the main attraction, but...

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide
La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 24 km (direction east)

The medieval character and picturesque setting make La Ferté-Bernard one of our...

See La Ferte-Bernard guide
Belleme

Belleme

at 24 km (direction north-east), in the Orne department

Belleme is one of several small attractive villages within the Perche Natural...

See Belleme guide
Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

Fresnay-sur-Sarthe

at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

The traditional market hall and remains of a medieval castle, and the...

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide
 
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Le Mans

Le Mans

at 25 km (direction south-west)

Le Mans is best known for its famous car race, but also...

See Le Mans guide
Alencon

Alencon

at 30 km (direction north-west), in the Orne department

There are several sites of historical interest in Alencon, best known as...

See Alencon guide
Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei is a very pretty village in the Regional Natural Park of...

See Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide
Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere

Garden at 34 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

Les Jardins de la Mansoniere is a lovely garden in the charming...

See Les Jardins de la Mansoniere guide
Sillé-le-Guillaume

Sillé-le-Guillaume

at 35 km (direction west)

Sillé le Guillaume has a chateau dating to the 11th century and...

See Sillé-le-Guillaume guide
Mortagne-au-Perche

Mortagne-au-Perche

at 37 km (direction north-east), in the Orne department

There are several places of historic interest to discover here at Mortagne-au-Perche,...

See Mortagne-au-Perche guide
Nogent-le-Rotrou

Nogent-le-Rotrou

at 38 km (direction east-north-east), in the Eure-et-Loir department

Within the Perche Regional Natural Park, in Nogent-le-Rotrou you can discover the...

See Nogent-le-Rotrou guide
Le Perche

Le Perche

at 39 km (direction east-north-east), in the Orne department

The peaceful countryside of the Perche Natural Regional Park has lots of...

See Le Perche guide
Sees

Sees

at 45 km (direction north-north-west), in the Orne department

The cathedral is the famous attraction at Sees, but there are other...

See Sees guide
Asnieres-sur-Vegre

Asnieres-sur-Vegre

at 56 km (direction west-south-west)

The small town of Asnières-sur-Vègre is especially picturesque in the area around...

See Asnieres-sur-Vegre guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Sarthe

Map of places to visit near Saint-Aignan

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Markets in and near Saint-Aignan

  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (8km)
  • Mamers: market Monday (15km)
  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Connerre: market Wednesday (20km)
  • La Ferte-Bernard: market Saturday & Monday (24km)
  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (25km)
  • Le Theil: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Le Mans: market every day except Monday (28km)
  • Conlie: market Thursday (28km)
  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (31km)

More information about Saint-Aignan, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Saint-Aignan, France

What to do at Saint-Aignan? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Aignan.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (53km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Perche (39km)
  • Normandie-Maine (52km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (23km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (25km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (37km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (39km)
  • Jardin de la petite Rochelle (40km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (44km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Perseigne (22km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (34km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (42km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (44km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (48km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (24km)
  • Cogners (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (36km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Aignan is in the north-west of France at 24 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Saint-Aignan is 164 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Aignan

Canton: Marolles-les-Braults

Arrondissement: Mamers

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72110

Distance to Saint-Aignan

from Le Mans (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 164 km

from Calais: 323 km

from Nice: 733 km

from Bordeaux: 382 km

from Strasbourg: 548 km

Getting here

Most visitors get here by car having taken a ferry, probably to Saint-Malo or Caen, and then a drive of around 2 - 3 hours. For driving distances to Saint-Aignan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Avesnes-en-Saosnois, Briosne-les-Sables, Courcemont, Courcival, Disse-sous-Ballon, Jauze, Marolles-les-Braults, Nauvay, Peray and Terrehault.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Aignan

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